Peppermint Pretzel Candies

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Homemade candies are a staple at holiday parties and family gatherings. The candies are made with white chocolate, peppermint, and pretzels. Drizzle dark chocolate on top for a fancy touch.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
85 mins
Servings:
48

Ingredients

  • 1 20 ounce package vanilla-flavor candy coating, coarsely chopped

  • 6 ounce white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, coarsely chopped

  • 3 tablespoon butter-flavor shortening

  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1 16 ounce package pretzel twists, coarsely chopped (8 cups)

  • ¾ cup coarsely crushed striped round peppermint candies (about 28 candies)

  • 3 ounce dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Place a disposable slow cooker liner in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add candy coating, white chocolate, and shortening; stir to combine.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir in peppermint extract. Stir in pretzels and peppermint candies.

  3. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop candy mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature until firm.

  4. In a small saucepan cook and stir dark chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly. Spoon melted dark chocolate into a decorating bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. (Or fill a heavy resealable plastic bag with melted chocolate; snip a small hole in one corner of the bag.) Drizzle melted dark chocolate over candies. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed peppermint candies. Let stand at room temperature until firm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

151 Calories
7g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 20mg 0%
Folate, total 13.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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